from 200columbus newsletter:
This year's installment of Central Ohio's famous Red, White & BOOM! Independence Day celebration will be bigger and better than ever as organizers celebrate Columbus' Bicentennial. Highlights include a longer fireworks show as well as a "birthday surprise." In addition, there will be more concessions, new games and activities and a longer parade on a new route.
Looking for a different way to experience Red, White & BOOM!? Check out Ballpark Boom, where you can enjoy the fireworks from the comfort of Huntington Park. In addition to a wide range of activities the whole family can enjoy, there will be live entertainment by the Street Players and McGuffey Lane. Tickets are just $5. In addition, to make the event accessible to all members of our community, 200Columbus, in partnership with Huntington Bank, has a limited number of free tickets available for economically disadvantaged families, and is working with community centers on each side of the city to distribute them.